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Dear Barb—Marital Business

Dear Barb: My wife and I have been together for seven years, married for four them.  I have always got along great with my in-laws.  My wife and her mother are very close and talk daily and that has never been a problem until recently.  We’re having some money problems right now and it’s leading… Read more »

Editorial—Tomorrow’s Problem

As we approach the Alberta election, I’m probably going to start looking more into the politics here in Alberta as well as out in Ontario.  The reason being that the United Conservative Party (UCP) here in Alberta has adopted language in their policies about demanding that all fees for student unions and student association be… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Interviewing Students Like You!

Justine Blanchet is a seventeen-year-old country singer and songwriter from Quebec.  She is in the Faculty of Business focusing on marketing classes to better market her music business.  You can learn more about her on her website and listen to her music on her YouTube channel.  This is her story. Can you give us a… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—On the Persistence of Memory

“No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.” – Haruki Murakami What a strange one-way journey all of us are on, this short trip from birth to death, with barely enough time to change out of our swaddling cloths, grab a quick canape or two, snap… Read more »

Student Engagement at a Distance

Distance education has been rising throughout the world thanks to computers and the internet.  Traditional on-campus classroom environments have been the norm, and, until the 1980’s, really the only possibility. The history of distance education is longer than you might expect.  In 1922, Pennsylvania broadcasted some of its courses through radio.  In 1953, the University… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Google Scholar Webinar Tues, Mar 19, 9:00 to 10:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary BComm/CPA  Info Session Tues, Mar 19, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/bcomm-cpa-information-session-10/ Register online at above link Undergrad Program Orientation for New Students Wed, Mar 20, 5:00 to… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact services@ausu.org with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Mar 15: April degree requirements deadline Mar 29: Deadline to apply for course extension for May Apr 10: Deadline to register in a course starting May 1 Apr 10: AUSU Council Meeting… Read more »

The Study Dude—Seven Tips to Ace University

Ace university with a capital A.  Sound good?  It’s really quite simple.  And you don’t need an Einsteinian brain either.  You only need to learn the art of studying. But you’re in luck.  The Study Dude’s read countless books on how to study.  So, here are seven tips to help you ace university from yet… Read more »

Convocation Celebration!

Are you ready for the elation, the emotion, the high fives, and the cheering crowds? Students who finish their AU degree requirements by April 30 are eligible to attend AU’s convocation ceremonies this June in Athabasca, Alberta.  Will you be among the hundreds of excited graduands visiting the campus of Athabasca University for the first… Read more »